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Biogenic production of palladium nanocrystals using microalgae and their immobilization on chitosan nanofibers for catalytic applications

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Abstract

Spherical palladium nanocrystals were generated from aqueous Na2[PdCl4] via photosynthetic reactions within green microalgae (Chlorella vulgaris). Electrospun chitosan mats were effective for immobilizing these biogenic nanocrystals, as a material for recycling as a catalyst for the Mizoroki–Heck cross-coupling reaction. This photosynthetically-driven metal transformation system can serve as a good candidate for an environmentally-friendly method for the synthesis of metal nanocatalysts.

Graphical abstract: Biogenic production of palladium nanocrystals using microalgae and their immobilization on chitosan nanofibers for catalytic applications

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The article was received on 04 Oct 2012, accepted on 12 Nov 2012 and first published on 13 Nov 2012


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C2RA22402J
Citation: RSC Adv., 2013,3, 1009-1012
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    Biogenic production of palladium nanocrystals using microalgae and their immobilization on chitosan nanofibers for catalytic applications

    E. Eroglu, X. Chen, M. Bradshaw, V. Agarwal, J. Zou, S. G. Stewart, X. Duan, R. N. Lamb, S. M. Smith, C. L. Raston and K. S. Iyer, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 1009
    DOI: 10.1039/C2RA22402J

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